Every year, the Marian city of Lourdes, a popular pilgrimage site, attracts thousands of pilgrims of all nationalities, in good or in poor health, who come in groups or by themselves.
Near the hotel, you can catch a little tourist train to explore this charming town, stopping off along the route to visit:
The Fortified Castle and its Pyrenean Museum of Arts and Traditions
The Pic du Jer, with its funicular railway and beautiful views over the Pyrenean peaks
Lourdes is situated at the gateway to the Vallée des Gaves (Argelès-Gazost, Arrens-Marsous, Luz, Gavarnie, Cauterets) and the valleys of Lesponne and Campan from Bagnères de Bigorre to reach the Col d' Aspin and the Col du Tourmalet.
Fancy heading off on your own and exploring the villages and the heritage of the Hautes Pyrénées, or simply giving yourself a cultural or sporting treat while you’re here? Then why not hire a car to get around? Information at Reception.
You’ll be able to discover prestigious sites such as Gavarnie listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site with its cirque, Cauterets, the Pont d'Espagne, the Lac de Gaube and the village of la Mongie where you can take the cable car up to the top of the Pic du Midi and marvel at the fabulous views of the highest Pyrenean peaks.
There is also the Col de l'Aubisque passing through the Val d'Azun, with its villages and churches, the Jurançon and Madiran cellars and Spain, after passing through the Col du Pourtalet, for a day trip to browse around a few Spanish ‘tiendas’ for some delicious treats.
You can visit all the major Pyrenean sites in one or two well-planned day trips.
While you’re staying in Lourdes, you might also like to spend a day on the Atlantic Coast on the Pays Basque side, or even go to Toulouse, the capital of Midi-Pyrénées.